How to Protect Multifunction Printers from Paper Jams

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If you're struggling with paper jams, don't be too quick to point the finger at your hardworking multifunction printer. Instead, here are a few tips to help keep you and your machine safe from this frustrating obstacle!

Solving the Paper Jam

Although multifunction printers are famously hardworking and reliable, they aren't immune to little hiccups here and there--especially that notorious paper jam. If you're sick and tired of falling victim to this age-old issue, it's time to put on your detective cap and discover the source of all the trouble.

Here's a quick guide to finding the reason behind your paper jams and getting rid of them once and for all!

  • Step 1: Check the basics.

    Maybe something is visibly wrong with your multifunction printer, like a broken part or a software issue. If not, perhaps your paper is the culprit--since, after all, using the wrong type of paper can easily cause jams in your machine.

  • Step 2: Look at the paper tray.

    If Step 1 fails you, it's time to take a closer look. Sometimes, a loose paper tray or a malfunctioning fence can create printing chaos, pull out that magnifying glass and make sure everything looks correct and functional.

  • Step 3: Check your settings.

    Is the printer tray behaving? Well, then your settings might be the culprit. Occasionally, incorrect settings and unaware users end up at odds, and the result is a nasty jam.

  • Step 4: Reflect on your habits.

    If all else fails, it's time to take a look in the mirror. The truth is that bad habits (for example, loading low-quality or wrinkled paper in the tray) can have a negative impact on your multifunction printer and might cause it to "act out." Should you find that your habits aren't to blame, it might be time to call a technician.

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